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10 Architectural Opinions of 2021 | ArchDaily

Throughout the whole year, each month we invited you to share your comments and opinions about the most diverse issues.

Panorama of Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, China. . Image © Shutterstock - Pavel L Photo and Video
Panorama of Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, China. . Image © Shutterstock – Pavel L Photo and Video

Written by | Translated by Amelia Pérez Bravo

This second year of the pandemic was a tremendous opportunity to continue reflecting and debating on the most pressing issues in architecture. Along these lines, we wanted our readers to actively join in, contributing their experiences and knowledge. Throughout the whole year, each month we invited you to share your comments and opinions about the most diverse issues – from the future of cities, automation in architecture and collective design, to green architecture, adaptive reuse, migration, equity and interior wellbeing.

After reading and compiling all the messages received, both from construction professionals, as well as students and those interested in architecture, it is time to present the main points of view. Thank you very much for your opinions!

Future of Cities: They have two courses: anthropocentric or ecocentric

The worry that concerns future cities and the estimated population growth in the next decades is no small matter, especially in terms of accessibility to housing, work and mobility. Not only will we be almost 10 billion people around the world by 2050, but a large part of them will live in cities – where the threats of new pandemics will always be present.

Fotografía recortada.. Image © Shutterstock - HelloRF Zcool
Fotografía recortada.. Image © Shutterstock – HelloRF Zcool

Green Infrastructure: Is there anything more natural than nature itself?

It would seem that the vast majority of contemporary marketing in sustainable architecture points to greenwashing. There is no longer a clear gap between what could or could not contribute to the creation of healthier environments. When we bring greenwashing into homes, which is what is most built on the planet, it becomes a worrying issue.

Casa Patios / Rama Estudio. Image © JAG Studio
Casa Patios / Rama Estudio. Image © JAG Studio

Interior Wellbeing: Do we need more psychology and detoxification?

Humanity spends more and more time indoors. In periods of mandatory confinement, like in the current Covid-19 pandemic, we realise how important these spaces really are for our wellbeing, and even for preventing illnesses. But really, what makes a space healthy? What are the factors that contribute to us living at a constant comfort level? How can technology and design contribute to this? What are the precedents we must follow?

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